Post by Shaxspear III Esq. on Apr 21, 2011 11:25:27 GMT -5
I want to hit the Gorge on Thursday, but I don't want to get there late or have to leave Calgary wicked early. Anyone familiar with any good camp spots along the way to spend Wednesday night? Anyone else want to join?
I'm slumming it in Sandpoint on my way down, Super-8 style. I think the room was $35 or something on priceline, not quite as cheap as camping but close, and this way I don't have to set my tent up in the dark.
The downside to what I'm doing is my hotel room is pre-paid and non-refundable / cancellable. so If I change my plans I'm out the $35, but my plans are solid at this point, and worst case $35 isn't the end of the world. If you need flexibility or would rather camp, this isn't a good idea.
Post by Shaxspear III Esq. on Apr 22, 2011 17:53:33 GMT -5
Yeaaaaaaah no. I have no desire to drive overnight and sleep all day at the Gorge. And as someone who drives for a living let me tell you that driving long highway distances on sleep deprivation is more dangerous than driving drunk. Plus I enjoy the scenery during the daytime.
Post by Friendly Destroyer on Apr 25, 2011 13:17:37 GMT -5
The best place hands down to stay is in Yahk. It is just a couple of minutes from the American boarder at the very end of Crowsnest Pass, and looks like a holiday resort from Twin Peaks. We stayed in these amazing trailers converted into hotel rooms last year at this place called Moon River Lodge. It is right on the river with a huge sunk in fire pit and a friendly staff. There is also a nature reserve right by, as well as a totally decrepit once upon a time cheesy tourist ice cream/antique shop with goats on the roof.
All of us Alberta Boarders should meet and stay here if you are planning to do the Gorge trip in two days.
Post by HecticDialectic on Apr 25, 2011 16:37:27 GMT -5
I stayed at Potholes State Park when I did the same thing a few years ago- It's close to Moses Lake, which is also the best place to stock up before hitting the Gorge if you are coming from Canada- It is however past spokane, but a quick 1 hour jaunt to the venue, and it's really beautiful out there.